Business and Technology
Where the programme will run:
7 & 8
Number of students from each school who can take part:
Location of programme:
Requirements from school:
Following confirmation of booking, the school should ensure that adequate numbers of staff are present during the workshop, and that the agreed number of students take part.
Cost of programme:
We are offering innovative STEM days at schools for 11-13 year olds, focused on team-building, engineering, and most importantly, on the fundamental tenets of the Dell Legacy of Good, including sustainability, innovation, community engagement and social responsibility.
Powering Futures is an immersive and innovative workshop experience in which the students are tasked with developing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model for ‘their business’.
The workshop opens students’ eyes to the many ways in which socially responsible companies such as Dell are contributing to human innovation across a range of industries. Students will also explore the iDEA platform which is an international online programme that helps young people develop and demonstrate digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.
Sixth form mentors:
We are offering Year 12 and 13 students who are interested in the tech industry, or want to boost their CV, the chance to mentor Key Stage 3 students throughout the workshop.
As a sixth form mentor, they will support and encourage younger students in the workshop. In turn, they will benefit through developing a number of core transferrable skills, including leadership, teamwork, resilience, presenting, creativity and problem solving. It could also provide a fantastic opportunity for them to engage with corporate volunteers and employees in the industry who may be supporting the workshop. Through the personal experiences of these volunteers, sixth formers can gain valuable insight into the world of work, boost their confidence and help inspire the younger students. You can sign your sixth form students up to this opportunity through the booking form.
Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.
How to book:
Call to speak to a member of our dedicated Schools Liaison Team on 0207 148 0934 to check eligibility and then submit a booking form here.
How places are allocated:
These are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target market (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).